Podcast Episode #91 – Tomiko Brown-Nagin

This week we interview Tomiko Brown-Nagin, author of Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality, published by Pantheon in January 2022. Brown-Nagin serves as Dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, and Professor of History at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In 2019, she was appointed chair of the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery. Her previous book, Courage to Dissent, won the Bancroft Prize in 2011. Tomiko Brown-Nagin was interviewed on February 9, 2022, via an online Zoom session, by fellow biographer and BIO member Kevin McGruder.

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